06 Sep 2021

USA: Premier Rides Team Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Give Kids the World’s “Coasting for Kids” Event

Recently, Give Kids the World once again run its “Coasting for Kids” charity event, for which businesses or individuals can register and contribute to with a personal fundraising page. This year’s partner of Give Kids the World was Busch Gardens Williamsburg, where all participants were invited to a “A Day of Fun that Makes a Difference”, as the official slogan says. Since 2017, the American roller coaster manufacturer Premier Rides has also supported the charity event, the proceeds of which enable families with critically ill children to take time out at Give Kids the World Resort in Kissimmee (Florida). To date, Premier Rides has generated a total of more than 10,500 US dollars (just under 9,000 euros) for the good cause.

John Byrne, Ride Marketing Engineer at Premier Rides and the team’s “captain” for these events, says: “I am very lucky to say that some of my greatest family memories are from attending theme parks. That's why I love Coasting for Kids. The event is tons of fun, but even better is knowing that similar memories are being given to kids and families who might otherwise never have that chance. It's also great to see the event grow each year. The Premier Rides team is already looking forward to Coasting for Kids 2022 and it would be great to have some other industry teams at the park with us for some friendly competitive fundraising for a great cause.” Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides, proudly adds: “[…] I am impressed by our team who is driven to not only design and deliver attractions on which lifetime memories are made, but also volunteer their personal time to both make a difference in the lives of these critically ill children and to also give their families a sense of hope.” (eap)